Fraunhofer IPT has developed the innovative technology of water jet ablation. Water jet ablation can – based on a tight control of the relevant process parameters – cut into the material down to a specified depth without severing the component entirely. Customized processing cycles that have been derived from milling technologies enable the creation of virtually unlimited geometrical varieties. They also allow manufacturers to subject high-performance materials to rough cutting processes at low rates of tool wear and low costs.
In order to explore and exploit the technological potential of the water jet ablation technology for the 3D-processing of high-performance materials in turbo machine engineering, we are cost-efficiently integrating water jet machining as flexible tools into existing process chains or developing new fields of application.